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Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2020 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

It’s been a running joke all Winter, the 2020 cycling season starts with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. All that Australian stuff like the Cadel Evans race were all just pre-season friendlies. Designed to prepare riders for this race (and all the others this year!). I don’t necessarily subscribe to that view. However, the Spring Classics are …

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Women’s Tour of California 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Tour of California 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

California here we come, right back where we started from – or something. The Women’s Tour of California is a 3 stage race with a couple of sprint stages and 1 queen stage that will see the general classification sorted. And it starts tonight for us Brits. The sprint stages are no formality though. Stage …

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Men and Women’s Liege Bastogne Liege 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Men and Women’s Liege Bastogne Liege 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This Sunday’s Liege Bastogne Liege will be the first with the new finale. Gone are the late climbs of Saint-Nicolas and Ans and replaced instead with a more or less flat run into the centre of Liege. The old favourites are still in there though – the Cols and Cotes of Stockeu, Haute-Levee, Rosier, La …

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Men and Women’s Fleche Wallone 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Men and Women’s Fleche Wallone 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Wednesday 24th April sees the men and women’s pelotons tackle Fleche Wallone. Unlike Amstel Gold the women’s race has a solid continuous history since the first race in 1998 and similarly to the men has had a single rider dominate the finish in recent years. Alejandro Valverde’s run of 4 wins in a row was …

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Women’s Strade Bianche 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Women’s Strade Bianche 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Strade Bianche is a new-ish race on the men’s calendar but has had even less editions on the women’s calendar. First run in 2015, the Women’s Strade Bianche has had 4 different winners in 4 years so far and 3 different riders have each finished on the podium 3 times. Lizzie Deignan and Elisa Longo …

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